A choice of four properties currently on the market in sought-after Ranelagh.
€495k Young’s, (01) 497 5581
The last time 39 Rugby Road was sold was back in 2014, when it fetched €466,500, according to the Property Price Register. The current owners have refurbished it but there are still period features, including fireplaces in the two first-floor bedrooms. Out the back is a modern, skylit kitchen/dining room extension which has increased the total floor area to 943 sq ft. Elsewhere on the ground floor the two main reception rooms have been knocked into one and communicate through an archway. There's a small patio garden out the back, accessed by French doors in the kitchen, and a railed town garden out front.
€795k Lisney, (01) 662 4511
Beechwood Park consists of a series of culs-de-sac opening from Dunville Avenue in Ranelagh. Number 1 is at the very end of a cul-de-sac; its only neighbour to the east is Scoil Bhríde, so you can forget all your school run woes. Number 41 measures 1,281 sq ft with four bedrooms - three on the first floor and one on the return, where there's also a bathroom and separate toilet. The ground floor has two reception rooms linked by double doors - a living room and a sitting room, both with tiled fireplaces. The kitchen is at the back, with doors to both a downstairs shower room and to the back garden, done out in gravel and creeper.
€1.375m Sherry FitzGerald Ranelagh, (01) 496 9909
The buyer of 51 Mountpleasant Square has a chance of getting some help with their mortgage payments, as the house has a self-contained one-bedroom apartment in its basement. Should you decide not to rent that out, you can reunite it with the house and have a lower ground floor consisting of a family room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms (one en-suite). There are two more bedrooms on the first floor, sharing an en-suite, while the entrance level has a dual-aspect living room and a kitchen and dining room giving onto a west-facing balcony. Number 51 measures 2,238 sq ft in total.
€580k Property Partners O’Brien Swaine, (01) 298 8508
The park known as Ranelagh Gardens once consisted of five acres and was the site of the first hot air balloon launch in Ireland, back in 1785. All that's left now is an acre, but it's enough to be going on with when you're in need of a glimpse of verdure. Number 5 Chelmsford Avenue is around the corner from the park, or about a minute's walk away. It has a little paved back garden of its own too, reached from the basement hallway. The three bedrooms are down here, with the kitchen and sitting/ dining room at entrance level. The house measures 1,130 sq ft in all and needs some modernising.